Call for Kazakh poet to be moved from solitary confinement

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UK: Rights groups condemn SLAPPs brought against journalist Tom Burgis by Kazakh mining company ENRC

“We urge the UK government to consider measures, including legal measures, that would protect journalists and other public watchdogs from abusive legal actions that are aimed at silencing them. Our democracy relies on their ability to hold power to account.”

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Human rights groups call for release of Kazakh journalist Amangeldy Batyrbekov

On the eve of Batyrbekov’s 5 November appellate hearing, rights groups worldwide are calling for his release from custody in Kazakhstan and reconsideration of the criminal defamation law under which he is being tried.

Kazakhstan: Journalists and observers detained in crackdown on presidential election protests

Hundreds of people were detained during Kazakhstan’s most notable election in recent years, including international and local reporters and an election monitor from the Norwegian Helsinki Committee.